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Reply #7: Poll says only 24% of Americans today believe that Kennedy was killed by Oswald, acting alone. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-06-13 01:03 AM
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7. Poll says only 24% of Americans today believe that Kennedy was killed by Oswald, acting alone.
16% are unsure.

The rest--60%--believe the death of President Kennedy was attributable to a conspiracy.

This was the lead in to an interview of Oliver Stone by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now, in part on the 50th anniversary of the assassinaton (which itself was only months after the civil rights March on Washington, whose 50th anniversary we marked recently).

So, 76% of Americans are some kind of lunatic conspiracy theorist fringe, or so we sophisticates in the 24% are supposed to believe.

Stone was saying that our fear of Communism was always disproportionate to "their" actual threat to us. By "their," I think he means nations that were at the time officially Communist.

Oddly, he doesn't seem to put that thought together with the witch hunts of domestic Communists, including in the military and in Stone's very own industry. The very same witch hunts that supposedly led then film industry union leader Reagan to switch from Democrat to Republican.


Anyway, I think their worry in the Thirties to the Sixties of American Communists was great. Perhaps not as great as their worry about Russia, et al., but still great.

Are they worried now? Yes and no. Worried enough for the surveillance/security state, yes. Worried that a rebellion will ever reach the 1%? Probably not.
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